Clip by Sen. Elizabeth Warren addressed to the Prevention Summit on November 19, 2013.
"Child sexual abuse is a terrible issue. Our schools and youth organizations should be safe places for kids but unfortunately sexual abuse still happens. We must put a stop to this, and, by bringing together key stakeholders from throughout Massachusetts to address child sexual abuse, the Enough Abuse Campaign has taken some important steps toward finding a solution. The Massachusetts Sexual Abuse Prevention Partnership has been a national leader on prevention efforts and the CDC has said that our Commonwealth is one of the first states in the nation to lead a trailblazing effort to prevent child sexual abuse by building a movement of concerned citizens community by community. That's why the comprehensive prevention model first adopted here in Massachusetts is now being used in other states like Maryland, New Jersey, New York and California as they work to build collaboration among parents, professionals, and private and public sector partners to stop child sexual abuse from happening. So, I wanted to make this video today so I could say thank you to Massachusetts Citizens for Children for being a powerful advocate for children across the Commonwealth for more than half a century now, and to applaud your ongoing commitment to putting an end to child sexual abuse. We have a deep moral obligation to our children - a deep moral obligation to keep them safe - and your leadership on this issue is critical. So thank you for everything you do and good luck with today Summit and with all your future work."